Bachelor of Science Degree in Life Science


Program Description

Logan offers a 3+1 option for students interested in a career as a Doctor of Chiropractic. The Bachelor of Science in Life Science (BSLS) degree is offered to those students who have already been accepted into the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

Classes are offered on campus or online to both first-time freshman and transfer students. Within the first three trimesters of the DC program, applicable Bachelor of Science courses are taken to meet the requirements for the fourth year of the undergraduate degree.

First-time freshman students are able to earn a bachelor's degree and Doctor of Chiropractic degree in approximately six years. This program allows students to earn both degrees more quickly, thus saving on the overall tuition investment.

Basic Science courses taken in the first 3 trimesters of the Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) program, fulfil the requirements of the fourth year of the undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Only students who have satisfied all of the following requirements are eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science Degree from Logan University.

  • The student must be in good academic standing and must have completed satisfactorily the required course of study as presented at Logan.
  • The student must have completed a minimum residency of three trimesters of full-time enrollment at Logan and a CGPA of 2.00 minimum.
  • Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology degree must have earned at least 50 percent of the required major credits at Logan.
  • The student must have demonstrated satisfactory professional ethics and moral conduct in all phases of student life.
  • The student must have discharged all financial indebtedness to Logan and must have received clearance from all departments.

In addition to meeting the required academic and personal standards of Logan, students are expected to participate in special programs, such as all-school assemblies and convocations, presented by the University to expand and enhance the students’ educational experience.

General Education Core Curriculum

Logan University promotes learning through liberal arts integration within discipline directed education. We want our graduates to become well-rounded citizens who are proficient in their field of study and have skills in quantitative reasoning and effective communication, an appreciation of fine arts, experience with models of scientific, historical and societal inquiry, the ability and knowledge to apply information management philosophies and techniques, and an understanding of intercultural diversity concepts.

In order to support the Missouri Department of Education (MDHE) Credit Transfer Guidelines for Student Transfer and Articulation Among MO Colleges and Universities (Policies and Guidelines, 2005), Logan University’s general education plan consists of a common core of curriculum offerings necessary to equip graduates for successful and fulfilled lives as educated and active citizens.

Life Science Core Courses

  • BIOL01112 General Biology II 3. Credit(s)
  • BIOL0L112 General Biology II Lab 1. Credit(s)
  • CHEM01102 General Chemistry II 3 Credit(s)
  • CHEM0L102 General Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit(s)
  • CHEM02201 Organic Chemistry I 3 Credit(s)
  • CHEM0L201 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 Credit(s)
  • CHEM02202 Organic Chemistry II 3 Credit(s)
  • CHEM0L202 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 Credit(s)
  • PHYS01101 Physics I 3 Credit(s)
  • PHYS0L101 Physics I Lab 1 Credit(s)
  • PHYS01102 Physics II 3 Credit(s)
  • PHYS0L102 Physics II Lab 1 Credit(s)

Integrated Health Courses

  • MEDT01101 Medical Terminology 3 Credit(s)
  • HLTS02101 Future Trends in Healthcare 3 Credit(s)
  • HLTS02102 Cultural Awareness in Healthcare 3 Credit(s)

Upper Division Courses

  • ANAT10101 Anatomy I 3 Credit(s)
  • ANAT1L101 Anatomy I Lab 2 Credit(s)
  • ANAT10102 Histology 2 Credit(s)
  • ANAT10202 Anatomy II 3 Credit(s)
  • ANAT1L202 Anatomy II Lab 1.5 Credit(s)
  • ANAT10303 Anatomy III 3 Credit(s)
  • ANAT1L303 Anatomy III Lab 1.5 Credit(s)
  • BCHM10201 Biochemistry I 3 Credit(s)
  • BCHM10302 Biochemistry II 4 Credit(s)
  • MICR10201 Microbiology I 3 Credit(s)
  • MICR10302 Microbiology II 4 Credit(s)
  • PYSO10101 Cell Biology 2 Credit(s)
  • PYSO10202 Physiology I 4 Credit(s)
  • PYSO10303 Physiology II 6 Credit(s)
Last updated May 2018

About the School

Since 1935, Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences. Logan University graduates employ ... Read More

Since 1935, Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences. Logan University graduates employ a holistic approach to health and wellness to meet the demand for less-invasive, lower-cost treatments and comprehensive care and lead the integrated health care industry. Read less